Mosby's Handbook of Herbs & Natural Supplements, 3rd Ed. software identifies Herb-Lab Test Interferences in each herb monograph to supply information on known herbal interferences on most lab tests in use today. his essential reference provides the busy health care provider with detailed information for approximately 300 commonly used herbal products and natural supplements, including 20 herbal products and natural supplements new to this edition. This resource incorporates authoritative information on common names, pronunciations, scientific names, origins, uses (reported and investigational), forms, dosages, contraindications, side effects and adverse reactions, interactions with herbs, drugs, foods, and lab tests, client considerations, pharmacology (pharmacokinetics, chemical components and actions) and references for every drug. With the increased usage of herbal therapies enjoyed by individuals, this reference is packed with easy-to-find herbal information and is a must-have for any clinician. Key Features Features detailed information of over 300 commonly used herbal products and natural supplements Notes safety information from both the FDA and the American Herbal Product Association for each herb. Provides current, reliable, unbiased information, based on the German E Commission and other authoritative clinical sources. Includes up-to-date references for each individual herb with specific sources cited for doses, research, interactions, and pharmacokinetics. Provides an introductory section detailing key information on current issues with research, supply, harvest, manufacturer, storage, shelf life, and special population considerations for usage of herbals and supplements in general. Provides a Glossary of herbal terms to clarify dose and form terminology unique to herbals and natural supplements. Includes a Botanical Atlas illustrating various plant types and parts used in herbal preparations. Offers a comprehensive index containing all common and botanical names for herbals and natural supplements as well as all of the disorders that they are used to treat. Lists Poison Centers to aid in obtaining help quickly for potentially lethal use of plant products. Includes a Pediatric Herbal Use appendix with general guidelines and cautions regarding use of herbs in children. Offers endangered species information for rare and endangered herbs that should not be harvested. Highlights herbs not safe to ingest with a new Do Not Use Internally notation. Features a Drug-Herb Interaction Table to supply information on known drug-herb interactions. Identifies Herb-Lab Test Interferences in each herb monograph to supply information on known herbal interferences on most lab tests in use today.
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